March 25, 1964

NATIONAL DEFENCE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Marcel Lambert (Edmonton West):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of National Defence whether he can assure the house that no copies of the white paper

have been made available to other persons outside his department before being tabled in this house.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AVAILABILITY OF WHITE PAPER
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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Hellyer (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, none has been made available to anyone who is not a member of the ministry of the government of Canada, or those officials in the department who are entitled to have access to it.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AVAILABILITY OF WHITE PAPER
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PC

Paul Raymond Martineau

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Paul Martineau (Poniiac-Temisca-mingue):

A supplementary question. Is the minister going to issue his white paper tomorrow, and will it contain any items not already reported in the press?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AVAILABILITY OF WHITE PAPER
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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Hellyer:

The answer is yes to both questions, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AVAILABILITY OF WHITE PAPER
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PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lambert:

A supplementary question. In this connection is the minister able to advise the house whether a certain story in this afternoon's Ottawa Citizen is speculative or founded on information obtained by direct access to the report?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AVAILABILITY OF WHITE PAPER
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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Hellyer:

Mr. Speaker, I have not seen this paper.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AVAILABILITY OF WHITE PAPER
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PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lambert:

The story identifies the document as being 30 pages in length. It speaks of integration of the services; it speaks of five years' financial budgeting, and many other items which have appeared in previous stories. I am now asking the minister whether he is advising the house that no one outside of those persons he has now mentioned has had access, either verbally or visually, to the contents of this report.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AVAILABILITY OF WHITE PAPER
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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Hellyer:

Well, Mr. Speaker, certainly to my knowledge no one has had access to it who was not entitled to such access, and I think this is all I have responsibility for. As far as people talking is concerned, it is very difficult to control this.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AVAILABILITY OF WHITE PAPER
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PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lambert:

A supplementary question. May we obtain an assurance from the minister that he will inquire into the security coverage of this white paper to see that there have been no unauthorized leaks?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AVAILABILITY OF WHITE PAPER
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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Hellyer:

I will certainly check that, Mr. Speaker, but the press have come to recognize that the policy of the Department of National Defence is now rational, and on that basis they are able to make some speculative guesses which may or may not prove accurate.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AVAILABILITY OF WHITE PAPER
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APPREHENSION OF PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR ARMOURIES THEFTS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Maclyn (Mac) Thomas McCutcheon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Mac T. McCutcheon (Lambton-KenS):

My question is for the Minister of Justice. Is

the minister now in a position to make a statement to the house on the progress, or lack of it, in connection with the apprehension of those responsible for the thefts from armouries in Quebec?

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Subtopic:   APPREHENSION OF PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR ARMOURIES THEFTS
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LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice):

should like to report on progress, and I could, if my duties allowed me to do so. I would not be in a position to report on any lack of progress. But I think my answer must be the same as before. It would not be in the public interest for me to report to the house at this time.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   APPREHENSION OF PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR ARMOURIES THEFTS
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PC

Paul Raymond Martineau

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Paul Martineau (Ponliac-Temiscamin-gue):

Mr. Speaker, further to the answer that has just been given by the Minister of Justice, can he tell us now whether there have been any arrests in this connection?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   APPREHENSION OF PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR ARMOURIES THEFTS
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LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Favreau:

Up to date, not to my knowledge, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   APPREHENSION OF PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR ARMOURIES THEFTS
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LUCKNOW, ONT REQUEST FOR RETURN OF ARMS TO HIGH SCHOOL


On the orders of the day:


March 25, 1964